Thanks to CSN for this report:
While faculty and admins work out how to distribute the 2% merit raise pool for faculty next year, the GTFF’s bargaining committee seem to have figured out how to count to numbers with two digits. Their proposal (https://drive.google.com/file/d/13dsgHLsobBa0raCSVxNzYG6pRvot8dnR/view) asks for a 30% increase to the minimum GE salaries next academic year and a 22% increase in the minimums the year after. Under their proposals, those earning above the minimum would receive 16% and 11% raises in the next two years.
The GTFF’s proposal also includes a small automatic adjustment if housing prices (as measured by the Department of Housing and Urban Development) in the region increase by more than 5% year-over-year.
The admins proposed (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LT2OwaVHuKc1–TT6Yts9eIpfk9COGc-/view) a 4% increase in the minimum next year, and 2.65% increases in the following two years, with no guaranteed increases for those earning above the minimums.
What’s clear is that everyone seems to agree that a 2% raise is meaningless.
Meanwhile our deans are worried about stress….and our union is worried about caregivers.
You know what can help people feeling stress, or people who are caregivers, and everybody?
Raises. UA, SHOW US THE MONEY.
uh, isn’t it 3%? from article 26 of contract:
Section 3. January 2024 Merit Increase.
the University will establish a unit-based pool of 3% for salary increases to be distributed solely as merit to bargaining unit faculty members in the Career and Tenure-Track and Tenured classifications.
You are totally right! I switched years in my mind — 2023 was 2%.
Once UA started to place priority of titles (e.g., instructor vs. teaching professor) over wages, I knew TTF were doomed to further mediocrity. To quote Timmy, “please, sir, can I have some more?”
Or maybe, “please sir, may I have another?” The union’s strategy, judging by its actions, is to shift resources from TTF to NTTF.
Well neither of the people on the UA side whose names appear on that agreement seem to be involved any more. At least neither of them appear on UA’s website.